Friday, May 25, 2007

Greece: Archaeologists find thousands of clay offerings at ancient fertility shrine
Archaeologists in central Greece have discovered thousands of miniature clay pots and statuettes in the ruins of an ancient sanctuary possibly dedicated to the Three Graces, officials said on Wednesday.

In volume, it is one of the richest finds in recent years.

Excavations near Orchomenos, 130 kilometers northwest of Athens, revealed sparse remains of retaining walls from a small rural shrine, a Culture Ministry statement said.